VLC gets new version across all platforms, including Android TV

The popular open source video player app VLC got updated across all of its platforms Friday, including iOS, Android, Windows phone and RT as well as all desktop versions. VLC also for the first time released a beta version for Android TV, which could help make personal media playback on that new platform more effortless.

It’s the first time VLC has released new versions across all of its platforms, and updates include better support for newer video codecs like H.265 and VP9 as well as updated interfaces for Android and iOS.

One feature will especially help mobile users: VLC now automatically detects videos that have been recorded with an upright phone — you know, those clips that tend to get played back sideways — and rotates them using hardware acceleration.

I previewed VLC for Android TV a couple of weeks ago. Have a look: